I want to catalog my anime collection, but the program doesn't recognize the japanese characters when i try to insert their original names.
Is there anything to do to solve this?
If you see the characters you enter as square boxes, then it's simply a font problem. Luckily Data Crow lets you choose your own font. Go to Settings > Settings and then Font. By default the font used for both text input and text labels is Arial. Change that to one that supports unicode such as "Arial Unicode MS" and you're set.
Robert Jan van der Waals
For the next version I have changed the font to Arial Unicode MS for Windows systems.
Thanks for the info,
Thank you folks!!!
First, I'd like to thank you for working on such a nice and useful program.
It appears that I'm still having unicode issues with the latest version of DataCrow (3.12.5) though.
My system is Windows XP/SP3, with japanese regional settings. My java version is 1.7. What I do is that unzip the datacrow_3_12_5_zipped.zip file into my "Program Files" folder, launch the exe, connect to an existing database (created with a previous version), change both my font settings to "Arial Unicode MS", create a new book ("Mars La Rouge"), pull the data from a relevant data source (Amazon France) and save. The result is the picture provided as attachment.
This also happens with data from other modules by the way, as I've tried to add some korean songs, with equally less than adequate results.
I'm probably doing something wrong, but I can't figure out what. Maybe are there settings from a previous version that still override the ones from the newer version ?
Thank you for any help provided, as it's probably the only thing which still holds me back from using this program as an improvement over other solutions.